Monthly Archives: February 2013

Executive Search: The disrupted vs. the disrupters

Today’s 4Q earnings/2012 report by Heidrick & Struggles reveals what’s been known for quite some time: Executive search is on a downward path — or spiral if you prefer dramatic effect. What remains to be seen is where this downward trajectory eventually lands. The executive search industry now comprises two groups: The disrupted or large publicly held firms… Read more »

Dell: Great deal, bad memo form

The Wall Street Journal served up a treat today by posting the Michael Dell deal announcement memo: http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2013/02/05/michael-dell-to-staff-exciting-new-chapter/. Read the first line…”this is a great deal for me and…” Aside from the obvious emphasis on self, more felicitous grammarians would instruct putting ‘me’ after the other party, which in this case was private equity firm, Silver Lake. But… Read more »